Ian Lambert

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Ian Peter Morrison Lambert
Born (1960-10-09) 9 October 1960 (age 56)
Melbourne Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Newington College
Ulladulla Primary School
The Southport School
Griffith University
University of London
Hughes Hall, Cambridge
Occupation Headmaster The Scots College
Title Dr Ian PM Lambert, BA, GradDipT, MA, PhD, MACE
Spouse(s) Alison
Children Two sons, one daughter
Parent(s) Alan Sydney Morrison Lambert and Silvia Eileen Hingston Lambert (nee Cook)
Website http://www.tsc.nsw.edu.au

Ian Peter Morrison Lambert (born 9 October 1960) is the Australian born Principal of The Scots College, a Sydney GPS School, and an educational author and editor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lambert was born in Melbourne, the son of Alan Sydney Morrison Lambert. He attended Newington College Preparatory School, Lindfield (1965–1966),[2] before his family moved to the New South Wales south coast. He then completed his primary education at Ulladulla Primary School. His secondary education was undertaken at The Southport School (1974–1978) where, in his final year, he was School Captain, played in the 1st XV Rugby, stroked the 1st VIII Rowing, was hurdling champion, played in the jazz and concert bands, and attained the rank of CUO in the Cadet Corps. He was awarded a Gold in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. In the wider sporting field, Lambert was a member of the Queensland Under 21 Rugby Union team and rowed in the Queensland Under 19 Rowing crew.[3]

Tertiary education[edit]

Lambert received an arts degree (in Literature, Modern History and Sociology) and a teaching diploma (in English and History) from Griffith University. His Master of Arts degree (in twentieth century literature and Joseph Conrad) was awarded by the University of London in 1990 and he was awarded a PhD (for his thesis on the philosophy of education) by the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, Lambert represented his college, Hughes Hall, in rugby, rowing and cricket.

Teaching career[edit]

From 1984 to 1989, Lambert taught in independent schools in Queensland. He has been active in support of indigenous education in Australia[4] and Cambodia. In 1998, he was appointed as Principal of Swan Christian College, an independent, coeducational secondary school of 1400 students located on the northern outskirts of Perth. Until 2006, Lambert lectured in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University. In 2007, he was appointed Principal of The Scots College.[5]


Lambert is Secretary of the AAGPS Headmasters' Standing Committee. He was a founding member of the Macquarie Christian Studies Centre, Macquarie University, and wrote and taught Graduate and Undergraduate courses for Edith Cowan University, the National Institute for Christian Education, and Wesley Institute for Ministry and the Arts. He was president of the Australian Association for Pastoral Care in Education for five years. He has served as the chief executive officer of the Swan Christian Education Association, and has been an educational adviser to a number of Christian Aboriginal schools in Western Australia. He has recently overseen the establishment of student service learning initiatives in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea. [6]


Lambert is the author of The new Christian Schools movement in Britain: a case study (University of Cambridge, 1993). He has also edited and authored five educational books and has produced numerous articles for journals and magazines. He is currently researching and writing a book on the theme of heritage and faith in the formation of culture and values in traditional church schools.


  1. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "LAMBERT Ian P M". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  2. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 112
  3. ^ The Southportian 1978 (Qld, 1978)
  4. ^ The Australian Retrieved 25-09-2007
  5. ^ The Scots College Press Release 25-09-2007
  6. ^ The Old Southportians' Review 2007, pp19-20. 25-09-2007.